20 Aug 2017

20th August 2017 - "Life to the full: Jesus the healer" - Dr Mary Healy

On this weeks programme SS102fm has the address by Dr Mary Healy from the National Novena at Knock. We have our regular reflection on this weeks Sunday gospel as well as our visit to the saints of the coming week and other notices and liturgical odds & ends.

You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.

"Life to the full: Jesus the Healer" - Dr Mary Healy

On this programme SS102fm (with the permission of Knock National Shrine) broadcasts the reflection given by Dr Mary Healy during this years national novena entitled "Life to the full: Jesus the Healer" which was given at Knock on 14th August 2017.  She related her talk to the Gospel read at the Mass - The Healing of the Woman with a Haemorrhage. She reminded us to ask and to expect marvellous healings from the Lord for ourselves and our country.

Dr Mary Healy was on the programme back in January and spoke to us about her experiences in Charismatic Renewal and Healing. She also spoke to us about family life and marriage. She is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelisation, healing, and the spiritual life. Dr. Healy is chair of the Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services in Rome. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.

You can listen to her reflection excerpted from the main programme HERE.

Gospel - Matthew 15:21-28

The Faith of the Canaanite woman
At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out,
"Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!
My daughter is tormented by a demon."
But Jesus did not say a word in answer to her.
Jesus' disciples came and asked him,
"Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us."
He said in reply,
"I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
But the woman came and did Jesus homage, saying, "Lord, help me."
He said in reply,
"It is not right to take the food of the children
and throw it to the dogs."
She said, "Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps
that fall from the table of their masters."
Then Jesus said to her in reply,
"O woman, great is your faith!
Let it be done for you as you wish."
And the woman's daughter was healed from that hour.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Sunday Reflections
Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours: Psalter week 4, 20th week in ordinary time

Saints of the Week

August 21st - St Pius X
August 22nd - The Queenship of Mary
August 23rd - St Rose of Lima
August 24th - St Bartholomew
August 25th - St Louis of France
August 26th - Our Lady of Czestochowa

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